Southern Fried True Crime

215: The Death of Annie Burkett Shell


Parents have to trust caregivers. It’s just a fact of life. Often we feel more comfortable with a family friend than a daycare. That’s what Tiffany and David Shell did for their daughter Annie. They trusted Brandi Giannunzio. She babysat their two youngest daughters. She was good with their girls. They had no reason to believe Brandi would leave their girls with her boyfriend. They had never met Benjamin Brown. But on August 9, 2018, he was left alone with their daughters. And then they had to face the unthinkable. 

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley 
Researched and written by Erica Kelley & Gemma Harris
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner 
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder and Erica Kelley 

Visit this website for preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
US National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
For resources specific to each state, visit this website
Canada: visit this website to find the hotline in your area
UK Child Abuse Hotline: 0808 800 5000
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